I will never forget the transition period going from “regular” food to all organic.
Tom was much like a toddler kicking and screaming through Target because he didn’t get the toy he wanted.
He couldnt justify spending our life savings on food when the only difference he could see was in the price tag.
Telling a man he can’t have frozen pizza is like telling a woman she can’t buy shoes.
Trying to convince him that you need to be eating better is not easy.
Throwing words at him that he's never heard of (like kombucha or kefir) really get him confused and make him think you've fallen off the deep end.
Don’t despair! There is hope!!!
I’ve nailed it when it comes to making him happy + it’ll make your life easier. He’ll never question your judgement or any of your crazy ideas again.
How To Make Your Hubby Happy
Forever and ever we would get ½ hog when we would butcher. But as our family has grown we’d deplete our pork supply after 5 months (bacon in only about 3).
That left another 7 months of paying way more for meat because I had to buy it by the cut and it wasn’t raised on our farm - 2 things I’m not okay with.
It finally hit me … why don’t we keep a whole pig?
I toyed with the idea but I was I was a little overwhelmed at the thought of all those pork chops.
Don’t get me wrong I love a juicy, grilled pork chop. But ½ hogs worth of chops is enough for our family for a year because it’s not something we eat on a weekly basis.
My jump on Oprah’s couch like Tom Cruise moment came when I realized “Hey! All those extra chops, steaks, and roasts I can grind into brats, sausage links and hot dogs!!”
That’s the beauty of buying in bulk. You are in charge.
You’ve got a thing for thick pork chops? Great - they’ll cut them thick for you.
You don’t like pork chops? No prob. Grind them into delicious brats or sausage links.
And... when you buy your meat this way it’s so much more affordable.
With processing it comes out to less than $4.00/#. (I’m not even sure if you can buy crappy meat from the store for that price.)
Working mom or not, it’s a huge job to get supper on the table.
Nights that I work late I take out a pack of brats, hot dogs, or ring sausage - because we all know you can only eat so much spaghetti.
Served with some steamed vegetables and roasted potatoes it’s a completely fuss-free meal - which any dad can handle. (and love, might I add)
If this is the first time you’ve bought ½ or a whole hog you may be wondering what exactly you’re getting yourself into.
The options are endless with pork and you'll love having a freezer loaded with this stuff.
Are you ready to simplify your crazy life and make everyone happy while doing so? If so, grab your guide below!
You may not be in charge of every aspect of your life such as the never ending laundry pile or the mountains of artwork that come home from school that clutter your counter, but you can be in charge of having the happiest guy around.
Bacon & Brats = Happy Hubby - I promise.